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Diana Ross defines an icon. A national treasure with a magnificent legacy that has changed the course of music history and popular culture. Ms. Ross is a creator of life, an alchemist of an unprecedented career that has made her the most successful recording artist and entertainer of all time.
In 2021, Diana Ross did it again, bringing the world together with the release of a new Grammy nominated album titled Thank You. “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time. As I walk my path, you are in front of me, we are one. These songs are from my heart and it brings me such joy to share them from me to you. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the making of these recordings and those that inspired me to create ‘Beautiful Love’ memories.”
Ms. Ross co-wrote, produced and masterfully curated the album with songs of collective sprite and togetherness.
Ms. Ross headlined the world’s biggest music festival, Glastonbury in 2022 drawing a crowd that becoming the most viewed performance ever at the festival and set the record for the largest TV audience in the history of the music event with over 3.1 million viewers in the UK.
Her dream began as a young girl in the North End section of Detroit. In a city where she would help to create a national cultural movement and become the premiere artist at the renown Motown Records. Her extraordinary journey from the leader of The Supremes to her solo career has inspired and empowered countless musicians, artists, celebrities, and young dreamers.
The Diana Ross magic has touched music, fashion, stage, film, and TV. Ms. Ross’ international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. (2007). The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences bestowed its highest honor, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012.
Her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the classic film Lady Sings the Blues produced an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award. Starring as an aspiring designer in the 1975 romantic comedy Mahogany, the role was a perfect opportunity to personally sketch and design all the fashion in the timeless film.
As a stage actress, she won Broadway’s top honor with a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross. The same show was later broadcast as an award-winning network television special.
In 2017, the American Music Awards presented Ms. Ross with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1993, she earned a Guinness World Record for her success in the United States and United Kingdom by having more hits than any other female artist on the charts with a career total of over 75 hit singles.
Additional career milestones include: Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Songwriters Hall of Fame, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Hero Award, NAACP Entertainer Award, Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century Award, and The Soul Train Legend Award. Ms. Ross is also one of the few celebrities to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her voice, described as “honey” and “angelic,” has produced 14 Top ten albums, 18 #1 songs and over 100 million streams, downloads and sales around the world.
In what has been described as one of the greatest live concert performances, Diana Ross drew a crowd of over 800,000 people to New York’s Central Park on July 21 & 22, 1983. Soon after the show began on July 21, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but she pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the storm put an end to the performance, but not before she promised her fans that she would return the next day. True to her word, she performed the entire concert again on July 22nd for the people of New York City.
Always in pursuit of new levels of excellence and becoming the best of the best, no one has done it better than Diana Ross.